Title:  Commercial Vessels (MRO) Specialist

Job Req ID:  4402

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


The purpose of this role is to support the project director in the expansion of the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul(MRO) facility which is planned for the Western Region in Saudi Arabia.  The strategy to develop a world class MRO facility for commercial vessels on the West Coast of Saudi Arabia (Yanbu) is part of a wider strategy to develop one entity that will be the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Champion. Supported by a consultancy that specializes in the development of shipyard facilities, the technical SME will work on the development of the facility from feasibility phase, through facility location identification, layout, build strategy, partner selection and implementation.  The technical SME will support the strategy team to ensure that technically the strategy identified and then implemented is viable from an operational perspective. Therefore, someone who has worked in the development of large dry docking facilities – in terms of yard development, basic design of the facility, FEED and actual construction would be most appropriate. Alongside this a good understanding of the process required in MRO of large vessels from minor repairs to actual major dry docking is also essential.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying initial project risks.
  • Establishing and implementing a strategy.
  • Close liaison with the wider National Champion team including other vertical business units and horizontally with supporting stakeholders in strategy, finance, HR, legal etc.
  • Preparation of reports for the Company management as and when required.
  • Complying with Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • 20 years’ experience in the maritime sector, with at least 10 years spent working directly for the manufacturer and experience working for the operator.
  • Bachelor’s in Construction, Marine, Mechanical or Civil Engineer required.
  • Experience of working as the “main contractor” in shipyard facilities with start-up experience, especially in a large MRO shipyard facility.
  • Experience of maintain vessels from inception to completion – in a project management / leadership role.
  • Alignment with the requirement for shipyards to incorporate digitalization & environmental strategies and experience of implementation.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA